floAuction - In-game auction software


floAuction provides a powerful chat based auction system with many options to help control "spam" and scams and many customizable features making it perfect for any server. Help support development of floAuction: Donate

Notable Features!

floAuction has too many customizable features to reasonably put on the main page here, but here's a list of notable ones.

  • Full language customization, even (with the use of WhatIsIt) item names themselves.
  • Auction house, silent auctions, sealed auctions, countdown suppression, individual opting-out of all auctioning, and many other "spam" limiting features!
  • Reserves funds (i.e. removes them from the player account), ability to disable auctioning damaged and renamed items, full item details displayed, and other abuse and scam prevention features!
  • Percent of winnings or price per auction taxes, limits on max's and min's of different auction aspects, banned items list and other economy protection features!
  • And, finally ss of the release of floAuction version 3: Auction scopes. The ability to designate world grouping and create multiple auction houses, each with distinct language and config settings.

A list of main features, complete, in progress, planned and under consideration can be found here. Specific per-version history can be found here. And GitHub here.

Important Notes and Disclaimers

  • Before commenting, read the FAQ!
  • This plugin requires Vault and WhatIsIt, make sure they're installed if you want floAuction to work.
  • floAuction uses PluginMetrics to create pretty graphs and charts on mcstats.org. All the data uploaded to their site is impersonal data, including version numbers of your server and floAuction, hardware capabilities, and ip info. If you are uncomfortable with this, go into your /plugins/PluginMetrics folder, change the "opt-out" value to "true" and restart your server.
  • floAuction version 3 uses gravitylow's Updater functionality. You can disable it in floAuction's config.yml by setting "auto-update" to "false" or disable it for all plugins using that code in the /plugins/Updater/config.yml by setting "disabled" to "true". This Updater functionality contacts Bukkit's servers to determine if an update is available and installs it so.
  • The GitHub for version 2 has moved to 2.x.x-archive as it is no longer under active development. The 2.x.x branch on GitHub is temporarily being used to develop version 3.
  • A number of technical difficulties have corrupted floAuction versions 2.10.0 through 2.10.2, do not use these versions!


Send me a message if you know of any videos I missed here and I'll see about getting them added.


  • /auction - Main auction interface, use "/auction ?" in-game for more information, permissions vary per functionality. Requires permission "auction.bid":
  • /auc - Shortcut for "/auction" (v2.6.0+)
  • /sealedauction same syntax as "/auction" but forces sealed auction. (v2.6.0+)
  • /sauc - Shortcut for "/sealedauction" (v2.6.0+)
  • /bid [bid amount] [max bid] - Bidding, all parameters optional. If [bid amount] is omitted, bid automatically becomes the current bid + minimum bid increment. In sealed auctions, [bid amount] is required and [max bid] is ignored.


  • auction.start - Allows creation of auctions.
  • auction.bid - Allows bidding on auctions.
  • auction.admin - Allows administrative functions including cancelling current auctions, suspending player's auction capability, pausing and restarting auctions. (default: op)

Setup and Configuration

This plugin requires Vault and WhatIsIt.

Click here to view a detailed list of all config options for floAuction version 2 and how to use them. As of the release of floAuction 3, floAuction 2 will no longer be supported. floAuction 3 has all the features that version 2 has, plus more!

Click here to see detailed configuration and setup details for floAuction 3. It is multiple pages, but if you take the time to go through it, you will discover that floAuction is by far the most powerful auction plugin available for Minecraft.

Development Participation

I sometimes upload development or "alpha" versions of my plugin to a folder on my own website. If you would like to participate in helping me make sure these major changes have been well tested before I make an official release here on Bukkit, feel free to visit http://www.flobi.com/projects/floAuction/files/ and download the most recent version available on that site. Read the readme file there before participating. I recommend against using any of these files for any server where you need to guarantee up-time or functionality, but only on development or test servers. If you choose to use these against this recommendation, do so at your own risk (though technically it's your own risk in any case, lol, I'm not guaranteeing anything).




Sometimes I post development stuff here: https://twitter.com/flobiKenobi

I don't always play Minecraft, but when I do, I play on:

Aerial Heights

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  • Avatar of Disorbs Disorbs Mar 30, 2015 at 02:22 UTC - 0 likes

    hello how can i setup so the auctions start with showing the lure/enchantments at start?

    example http://i.gyazo.com/12c039c6e0a015d6d1ea318f276d1f25.png

    i know its something in the language but i dont know how, thanks

  • Avatar of incredinex incredinex Mar 26, 2015 at 17:24 UTC - 0 likes

    @mtdutch: Go

    My laptop isn't powerful enough to run a dev environment. I started working in a new city and my desktop PC is back at home where I can't access it on weekdays. I'm getting all sorts of errors on my web server where I tried to install Minecraft I think might be because it needs a Java update. Also, I have nowhere to use my laptop where I'm staying except a recliner and it puts the laptop too far from my face for me to see the words with my bad eyes. I tried the coffee table but my legs fall asleep every 15 minutes from the position I have to sit in. I used to use my home PC and my web server for development, but that was like a year ago.

    @Disorbs: Go http://dev.bukkit.org/bukkit-plugins/floauction/pages/configuring-flo-auction-version-3/config-yml-options/

    You should be able to set cancel-prevention-percent to 100 to stop auction cancelling altogether. Might want to change the verbiage in language.yml to reflect it though. Personally, I'd just "/auction suspend {user}" anyone who was abusing the auction plugin. Cancelling at the beginning of an auction could be considered important in case someone mistakenly auctions something they didn't mean to auction.

    I am also known as flobi. Aerial Heights

    My plugins: floAuction | WhatIsIt | GoldIsMoney

  • Avatar of Disorbs Disorbs Mar 26, 2015 at 16:54 UTC - 0 likes

    how to disable people from canceling their auctions? they keep auctioning items then canceling them right away, thanks

  • Avatar of mtdutch mtdutch Mar 25, 2015 at 18:59 UTC - 0 likes

    Are you unable to decomile the plugin? or did the coder make a mess of it? XD

  • Avatar of incredinex incredinex Mar 24, 2015 at 19:08 UTC - 0 likes

    @mtdutch: Go

    YW, if I can ever get a dev environment set up. I'm having a ridiculous amount of trouble with this.

  • Avatar of mtdutch mtdutch Mar 24, 2015 at 19:05 UTC - 0 likes

    Thanks for taking over the plugin Incredinex, it's great and I'd be great it it was updated.

  • Avatar of veteranmina veteranmina Mar 18, 2015 at 13:46 UTC - 0 likes

    Edit: Found to be another plugin.

    Last edited Mar 19, 2015 by veteranmina
  • Avatar of incredinex incredinex Mar 13, 2015 at 04:15 UTC - 1 like

    Okay...apparently I've agreed to be back on this project. I'm going to address the first page of comments here. Anything older than that and I'd ask respectively that you repost your comment if you'd like me to address it.

    @Theepwner: Go

    Thanks for posting that link. I'll try to get WhatIsIt updated as soon as I have a development environment again. I'm trying to set it up now, but I think my buzz is coming on quicker than I thought it would so maybe I'll be ready some time this weekend.

    @Theepwner: Go

    It's nice to hear it's working well for you. In general, besides the name update, I've found most of the updates to Minecraft don't typically break floAuction, if you ignore the dev versions of Bukkit breaking it.

    @sexyrussian: Go

    Actually, it's been less than a year since I updated the plugin. I can't know whether the disparagement in processing is significant without knowing what plugins you have. Auctions are quite interactive and with a lot of people it can be a lot of information to go through to make sure everything is where it's supposed to be. I've done a lot to optimize it, but there is probably more I could do. The age of the plugin, however, is irrelevant.

    @KevinEssence: Go

    Money was never an issue. I made floAuction for fun. However, money is a powerful motivator. I'll make the web version (wip currently named floAuctionWeb) premium maybe? No, that's not an official announcement. But you've been one of my most faithful commentators here, are you experiencing any specific bugs I should know about besides the 1.8 name thing? Okay, that question is to everyone. But please read the FAQ in regards to answering it. Thanks.

    Oh, and I am looking at the premium think on Spigot. Since Bukkit is dead I don't see a purpose in staying only Bukkit. I'm going to be developing with spigot. I'm sure there are cheers from some people on that sentence.

    @Jomacy09: Go

    I don't know why it would do that. I vaguely remember that being a bug I fixed, but you didn't include a version number like the FAQ says so I don't know what version you are on. I can say with a lot of confidence that it's not related to having SkyBlock installed specifically, however, if it's only in SkyBlock, it may be a configuration issue with permissions or floAuction in regards to the world set to for the SkyBlock plugin.

    @jpozo19: Go

    I've heard plenty of reports that the plugin works fine, notwithstanding the items mentioned in the above text (in this reply), in 1.8.

    @Sean0402: Go

    You named your currency "crumbs" in your economy plugin. Change it there. You'll have to consult your economy plugin for directions on that.

    Okay, I'll look at page 2.

    @Dunterra: Go

    I'll take a look. You should include the info the FAQ requires for bug requests in the future. Since you didn't, if I don't see it in 3.0.4 I'm ignoring the problem.

    @Zenexer: Go

    Yeah, I'm looking into supporting spigot.

    @InfusciusSays: Go

    Well, you're getting it for some reason. Curious what you named your world from which you cannot auction for this message.

    @Peter061: Go @Daconway: Go Yes there is, I'm looking into it.

    @Csabinator: Go

    There is a configuration option to disable selling damaged items, however, there is no option to disable selling repaired options. Considering that repaired items do have less value than their unrepaired counterparts, it seems to me they would be worth less and that is something that should be reported upon or preventable. I appreciate the information.

    Sadly, another item data check is exactly what makes floAuction use so much processing. It also happens to be what makes floAuction so ridiculously reliable. Catch 22, my friends. floAuction is the most reliable and most feature rich auction plugin you're going to find...but it takes a lot of processing to be this.

  • Avatar of incredinex incredinex Mar 12, 2015 at 18:15 UTC - 1 like

    @KevinEssence: Go

    Premium resource? You have my attention. It seems RaesWolf, who was the recipient of this plugin when I gave it away, isn't updating it. It's probably because it still works fine on AerialHeights. Money actually might convince me to work on this again. You see, I don't play Minecraft anymore, haven't for over a year now. Banners look like they'd be a bitch to program around. Bukkit is deceased, but according to the stats, 80% of the servers have Spigot.

    I'll give you a definite maybe on this.

  • Avatar of Theepwner Theepwner Mar 11, 2015 at 02:29 UTC - 0 likes


Date created
Mar 30, 2012
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